International Journal of Entrepreneurship (Print ISSN: 1099-9264; Online ISSN: 1939-4675)

Abstract

Resource Acquisition Partnership of Nascent Social Enterprise for Sustainability

Author(s): Youngkeun Choi, Sugin Chang

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of nascent social enterprise on resource acquisition for sustainability according to business type. Therefore, this study examined the significance of resource acquisition for social enterprises with various businesses. For this, this study used content analysis for the sample group of social enterprises participating in the social venture contest hosted by Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency. The results of this study are as follows. First, it is found that non-profit social enterprises regard financial resource acquisition as more important than for-profit social enterprises. Second, for-profit social enterprises have found that it is more important to acquire marketing resources than non-profit social enterprises. This study suggests that it is necessary to seek ways to support social workers and policy-makers to form partnerships necessary for social enterprises by providing empirical perspectives to the social enterprise field that has been studied through case analysis so far.